Pit Bull Awarded for Saving Owner Twice
Another hero has emerged in the form of a six-year-old pit bull named Titan who saved the life of his owner Gloria Benton, not once, but twice.
Last July Gloria Benton’s husband John was leaving for work when Titan started acting strange and blocked the door, while barking and growling, which sent him back upstairs to check on his wife. John found Gloria had suffered an aneurism and had fallen and fractured her skull.
“What the doctor said, had it not been for this dog, if he had let me leave that house, she would have either bled to death or the aneurysm would have killed her. And it’s a, like I said, we owe a whole lot to this little rascal. It’s not about the breed but the way they are raised,” said John.
More recently, Titan rescued Gloria again by waking John up at 4:30 in the morning to let him know she had fallen in the bathroom and fractured her hip and another bone.
The Humane Society of the United States is honoring Titan with a Dogs of Valor Award and delivered his award this week after he won third place with public votes.
“I think he won because he saved her life, which is just amazing,” said Jessica DuBois, Georgia senior state director of the HSUS. “There is so much negative press about these dogs and there are incidents where unfortunate circumstances happen, but overall, the breed is an amazing breed. They are made not to be gentle by humans. HSUS thinks he deserves all the credit that he gets because he is an example of what the breed really is.”
Gloria was reportedly skeptical about having a pit bull in the house at first, but has since definitely changed her opinion.
“He is so special. And you just can’t give him enough love. He loves to be loved on,” she said.
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